Lesley Blackburn


Gallery Director 



Started Foundation Art and Design Course at Wakefield School of Arts and Technology in 1978 .

BA Fine Art / Sculpture Winchester School of Art 1979 – 1981 

Nurse Training  State Registered Nurse 1983 

State Registered Midwife 1986

diploma in midwifery ,

advanced life support practitioner

Supervisor of Midwives 

Royal College of Midwives Accredited Union Steward 1988 – 2000 

Midwifery Manager , Matron ,

Lindo Wing,Paddington 2001 -2005 

MA management Certificate in Marketing South Bank University 

 2010- 2013  Elected Governor Guys St Thomas Trust

2005 – 2014  Guys St Thomas Trust 

Advanced Midwifery Practitioner / Labour ward coordinator 

2009  Turned Professional as an artist alongside midwifery career 

2010- 2011  First Exhibition Malvern Theatres Worcestershire www.artgallery.co.uk 

2011 Spire Watch Heritage Charity Exhibition

2012 – 2013 Spire Watch Heritage 

2014  Brompton Road Gallery Solo Exhibition 

 2010 – present  Solo Market Trader

Member Market Traders Association NMTF

Trading Locations

Walton on Thames  First Saturday of every Month 

Winchester Art and Design Market Third Sunday of the month 

Fleet Market , Hampshire 

Flittons Craft Market  Carlshalton 

My Artistic Approach 

My style varies depending on what inspires me but I tend to drift towards impressionism being influenced by Monet  for my floral work particularly waterlilies . I love the classical seascapes of Turner and tend to give them a contemporary twist . I also like to experiment with abstract styles, mixed media and different techniques . I love palette knife painting and I am known for my signature textures . I also love painting venetian scenes and never tire of the subject matter capturing something different each time . I have sold probably thousands of paintings in my lifetime . Many are in collections in the UK but also in Australia,USA,Canada, Switzerland,Dubai,Spain,Belgium,Denmark and South Africa 

Customers Reviews 

Published Reviews  artfinder.com

SB UK  – Great Painting,it lights up the room   Sicilian Lemons 

RP  UK  – As expected a beautiful painting

MP  UK –  Fast Delivery and the artwork is beyond our expectations  11/10 !!!

EM  USA  Lesley is a very talented artist . The painting arrived quickly for an overeas shipment and is more lovely in person than I could have imagined .

KS USA – Not only I am absolutely delighted with the painting,the artist took the lead and made sure the painting made it through customs, tracking all the way to the delivery date .

CD – UK – arrived on schedule ,well packaged, I just love it .

PB  Ireland – Picture arrived promptly and was carefully packaged . It is very beautiful … I have framed it and hung it on a wall so it is in my line of vision every time I sit down to relax . I ‘m looking forward to many years of enjoyment . I would buy again . Many Thanks

TB – United Arab Emirates

The painting arrived superfast and well packaged and the painting looks so good , Thank you

Art Finder User  South Africa – Everything was wonderful and the painting look so good , Thank you 


Lesley Blackburn originally set up onlinartgallery in 2019 with 6 artists to try and help both established artists who are struggling to earn a living and to showcase emerging talent and encourage lesser known artists to establish themselves in the marketplace . The gallery has grown a great deal now both in terms of the number of artists we have both internationally and within the UK . Lesley has a very hands on approach supporting and nurturing individuals . We are always looking for something different to offer the customer and believe in good customer service . The new site of onlinartgallery is being launched in October 2021 and promises to deliver to both customers and artists . We hope we are providing something different to the art market with our personal approach . Our Gallery is well supported by our wonderful marketing team at SQ Digital , Lancaster

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